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Fuelling Dissension: Coal and Coal Mining in 21st Century New Zealand

Fuelling Dissension: Coal and Coal Mining in 21st Century New Zealand

  • ISBN: 9780958274296
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$NZ 47.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 47.99
New Zealand continues to mine, burn and export coal, despite the fact that, globally, coal is the single biggest contributor to ocean acidification and to the ongoing climate emergency. But what will the future bring? Coal has played an important part in New Zealand's history, but plans for the expansion of mining now trigger battles whose long-term outcomes are impossible to predict. Fuelling Dissension weaves together the historical, political, social, economic and environmental strands that underlie this struggle between coal mining and conservation. At the same time, this colourfully-illustrated book clearly and concisely explains the basic facts about coal - its formation, chemistry and uses - and provides useful insights into the coal industry. How can we sever our ties with this most polluting of fossil fuels as we head towards a low carbon future? There are no simple answers - but no time for delay. Author bio Jane Young is a science educator and free-lance writer. Her publications include The Uncertainty of it all: Understanding the Nature of Science, The Complete Sheep and Pet Genetics: How bulldogs got flat faces and Manx cats lost their tails. Jane's editing assignments have ranged from Catlins Birds: a pocket guide to Te Awa, the Green Party magazine. She curates the New Zealand page on the CoalSwarm wiki and produces an environmental newsletter, Karearea: Protecting a Southern Land. Environment, Climate change, Social impact of environmental issues, Industry, NZ history, Chemistry Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, infographics and cartoons

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